Copyright licensing agency Motion Picture Licensing Corp. (MPLC) has debuted a new umbrella license for K-12 day schools that allows public performance of motion pictures on campus inside and outside the classroom.
Adobe has announced Creative Suite 6, a major update to the company's professional digital media production suite, which includes Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Flash. The company has also released details about its upcoming Creative Cloud offering, including education subscription pricing.
The Adobe Foundation has created a new scholarship program designed to encourage high schoolers to pursue careers in creative fields.
While we shouldn't stop teaching children how to say "please" and "thank you," and bullies will still exist in the face-to-face world, it is vital that we treat online safety and digital citizenship with the same amount of seriousness and attention.
- By Mary Beth Hertz
To help parents and educators contend with a profusion of digital media marketed as educational, nonprofit Common Sense Media has begun a new ratings initiative to evaluate the learning potential of websites, video games, and mobile apps.
- By Stephen Noonoo
A textbook follows an arduous process to get approval for use in the classroom. So who vets the curriculum when a teacher can simply pluck a learning object off a virtual shelf?
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?
- By John K. Waters
Photoshop CS6 adds 65 new user-requested features and includes new video tools, enhancements to the paint engine, and improved performance.
Kaltura, provider of an open source online video platform, has launched new versions of two of its learning management system extensions, Kaltura Video Package for Moodle 2.x and Kaltura Video Building Block 2.0 for Blackboard 9.x.
PBS LearningMedia released the findings of a national survey of grade preK-12 teachers about the role of technology and barriers to digital resources today at the Florida Education Technology Conference in Orlando.